For many, fitness is pursued by placing one foot in front of the other and racing around the track or down the path. The Windows Store has a healthy assortment of apps available to track, monitor and evaluate your runs.
These apps help you count calories burned, distance traveled, time and pace, speed and more. While there are some truly great fitness apps for Windows 10, if it's a pure and focused running app you want, then this list is for you.
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Kliva is a Strava client app for Windows 10 that helps track your runs. The free app provides access to many of the fitness tracking features of Strava to your Windows 10 PC and Mobile devices.
Strava is an online service that tracks your fitness activities such as running, cycling and cross-training workouts. The Kliva app allows you to record runs and biking events and upload the recordings to the Strava service. You can track distance, speed, elevations and times. You also have the ability to access Strava's social network to chat it up with friends and compare run data with.
Strava has the ability to upload activities from a Garmin, Android or iPhone device and, in basic terms, Kliva turns your Windows 10 Mobile phone into another supported device to upload your activities from. The app lacks the ability to edit your profile, join clubs and other core functions, which would be handy tools to have.
Kliva is a clean and attractive Windows 10 app that allows users to have mobile access to many of Strava's features while on the go. However, some may find it too restrictive as a client app and it may be better to consider Kliva a companion app for Strava.
Download Kliva from the Windows Store (opens in new tab)
Adidas Train and Run
Adidas Train and Run is a Windows 10 app that not only tracks your runs, but also serves as a personal fitness trainer by providing hundreds of free training plans. Available for Windows 10 PC and Mobile, Adidas Train and Run is a free app that delivers real-time guidance and premium coaching to help you work out more efficiently and achieve your fitness goals faster.
This Windows 10 app is compatible with the Fit Smart (opens in new tab) wrist-based heart monitor or it can be used as a standalone fitness app. Adidas Train and Run can track your heart rate (via the Fit Smart), pace, speed, routes and calories. You can view your workout history, heart rate zones and route maps to better track your progress.
The free training plans are designed to help you lose weight, shape and tone muscles, build strength and improve flexibility. You can even track the wear and tear on you running shoes. All in all, Adidas Train and Run is a running app for Windows 10 with plenty of eye appeal and heart pounding workouts. It is easy to see why it has such a popular following.
Download Adidas Train and Run from the Windows Store (opens in new tab)
Runtastic is a feature-rich Windows 10 Mobile app that tracks your runs, cycling, walks and more. The free Windows 10 app maps out your runs and monitors your progress to get the most out of your training. Key features include:
- Track activities and view your routes using your Windows Phone GPS.
- Activity tracking records your duration, distance, calories burned, speed, elevation and more.
- Workouts can be added manually for indoor/non-GPS activities (treadmill sessions, strength training, etc.).
- Hydration monitor to monitor how much liquid you have lost during an activity and to remind you to drink up as you workout
- Social Network sharing to allow you to post your activities on Facebook, Twitter or Runtastic.com
As you record activities there is the option to add your mood, the temperature of the day, surface details, personal notes and photographs to better document your workouts. You can even use Runtastic to track the wear of your running shoes. Just keep in mind that some of the features do require an upgrade to the Pro Version (opens in new tab) ($4.99).
Runtastic is a solid running app for those who spend more time on the track, bike path or hiking trail than in the gym.
Download Runtastic from the Windows Store (opens in new tab)
Sports Tracker is a run-tracking app that has a little mileage on it. Introduced for Windows Phone 8, this running app is available for Windows 10 Mobile and allows you to track and analyze your runs and share the results with your friends.
The app maps out your runs and records your distance, speed, altitude, pace and more. There is a diary feature to document general aspects of your run and everything is automatically backed up when you create a Sports Tracker membership (free). You can even review your activities online at Sports-Tracker.com.
In addition to tracking your runs, Sports Tracker can also monitor other activities such as cycling, skiing, rowing, hiking and more. The app also supports heart rate monitoring when pair with the Suunto Sports Tracker heart rate belt ($85.00) (opens in new tab).
Sports Tracker isn't an overly complicated app for tracking your runs and is an appealing option is you are looking for a Windows 10 running app a little more on the basic side.
Download Sports Tracker from the Windows Store (opens in new tab)
Track Runner for Windows 10 Mobile is a free app designed to track your runs, analyze your performance and create adaptive interval training. The free app offers GPS tracking for your runs, support for heart rate monitors and Live Tile support.
Additional features include adaptive interval workouts, running pace training, cadence analysis, and even stride rate and mileage.
Track Runner also has an auto-pause and auto-resume feature, a diary to record general notes about your runs and a boatload of statistical data to track. Add customizable heart rate zones, GPX import and export features and an intuitive and easy to use interface and Track Runner turns out to be a quality and free running app for Windows 10 Mobile.
Download Track Runner from the Windows Store (opens in new tab)
If you have given any of these Windows 10 running apps a try, let us know what you think of things in the comments. There are other quality running apps in the Windows Store such as Endomondo (opens in new tab), Caledos Runner (opens in new tab) and others. If you have a favorite, let us know!
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George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.
I'm happy to use my Band 2 with the Band app
I mis my band 2 so much
Runtastic for me, I paid up for it one day when it went on sale for $1. Great, great app. I did like my Band 2 for the brief time it worked but eventually got tired of them breaking and sending it in for a new one.
I'll second runtastic. I used that when training for my first triathlon last year. Worked great for bike, run, and for swim I'd just input the time afterwards.
I think I got it for free. On myappfree.
Yeah I got it free too
At first glance I thought like"apps that run best on Windows 10" and I felt like what? Then I realized... ;D
Haha! Me too!
Endomondo has stopped working on my Lumia 950XL. I don't know if it is only me, or there are other victims. Had been using it for years. Now I have downloaded Runtastic and Runtastic Pro and I think it's good. However I feel the interface needs some refreshing. It is too Windows 8/8.1 with the swipe interface. I can't also find how to upload pictures. Anyway, it seems like a good sports tracker replacement for Endomondo...
I recommend Adidas train and run
Hi George. AMAZING that you can run over 13 miles per hour! Super. A few questions. How did you pick these 5 choices out of the lot? What is your experience with these apps on a windows phone device during a run? Which have the most reliable under the lock screen recording and gps location lock at startup? Which one would be your choice out if these 5?
Runtastic Pro (as stated on the company's web site) is no longer being supported due to the small number of Window's users and there will be no more future updates. It is what it is.
Running mate works very good!
Hey guys. Thanks for introducing me to the Kliva app. I was looking for a simple app to review my stave info on my L950 vice using the web site pinned to my start screen. Looks to be a simple app with a limited set of features but it fills the bill for me.
Hey, I'm one of the Kliva devs :) if needed ping me on twitter @depechie or if you find any issues/features just log them here https://github.com/AppCreativity/Kliva/issues
Run+ is much better than Runtastic and a UWP app. It's a client for Nike +. The user interface is good and works flawlessly. I've logged aver 200 miles with it. Music control and auto pause are couple of my favorite features that pulled me from Runtastic pro.
Would it work for cycling?
Endomondo.....I use it everyday!
Endomondo is not working on my L950xl :(
Adidas Train and Run is my favorite.
Endomondo. Or Striver if you want a strava client. Or better, join in with the nagging of Strava to provide a native app over on their support forums.
Is Endomondo still working for you? Not in my Lumia 950xl...
Using Track Runner for a year now, and still like it a lot. It's all free, no cloud or subscription required. All my runs get recorded and I can challenge myself by a interval-schedule or use 'pacer' to get coached to a specific target.
Onedrive-backup also makes it safe if you crash, loose or upgrade your phone.
Support (via facebook) is very fast and good!
Fun run 2 for me
Fun run 2 for me
I really miss the MS health app and the automatic number of steps tracking function it offered........
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